For your Group Exercise, I don’t want to be too directive. I just want you all to try to figure out the madness that is avant-garde cinema.
Let me suggest two approaches.
1. Find a scene in one of the films that epitomizes avant-garde film.
2. Find a scene in one of the films that is particularly problematic and confusing. (Together you may be able to get some insight into that scene and that film.)
I will be circulating, as always, and will be glad to tackle any questions about the films that you toss at me.
And, as always, have someone take notes and choose someone (probably the same person) who will summarize your discussion for the rest of the class.